This is the year that the U.S.A. joined the war and greatly helped out the Allies. The may have possibly even brought them to victory with a much needed psychological boost, as well as fresh troop and material.
This year was not a good one for the allies. Allied offensives on the Western Front were a disaster after Russia withdrew from the war.
In March Ludendorff launched a British attack on Paris however they were stopped at the second Battle of the Marne on July 18th. French, Moroccan and American troops supported by hundreds of tanks threw the Germans back over the Marne.
On September 29, 1918, General Ludendorff informed German leaders that the war was lost and demanded the government to ask for peace at once.
Sailors in the town of Kiel in northern Germany, mutinied. Within days, councils of workers and soldiers were forming throughout northern Germany and taking over civilian and military offices.
William II gives into the public pressure and leaves the country.
The government signed a truce stating that they would stop fighting once and for all.
27 victorious Allied nations met in Paris to make a final settlement of the Great War.
In early 1919 delegates met in Paris to determine the peace settlement. However it became obvious that nations were making secret treaties and agreements.
the conference accepted the idea of the league of nations. Americans were the ones who originally came up with the idea but Wilson decided not to join in on it because he believed that not joining it could later fix any unfair settlements.
This final peace settlement of Paris consisted of the five separate treaties with the defeated nations- Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey.l The treaty of Versailles with Germany signed at Versailles near Paris on June 28, 1919 was by far the most important.